Miss Katie Whiteside

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My PhD research explored the language and cognitive development of children with English as an additional language (EAL). The main aim of my research was to investigate how to identify language impairment in children with EAL. This is an important topic of study as children with EAL are currently at risk of being both under-identified and over-identified with language impairment. This is due to a lack of data regarding language development in children with EAL, and a lack of appropriate measures to identify language impairment in these children. My research also explored relationships between executive functioning, language proficiency and EAL status. This is an interesting research area as bilingualism is associated with executive functioning advantages, and language impairment in monolingual children is associated with executive functioning disadvantages.

During the 2013/14, 2014/15, and 2015/16 academic years, I also taught ‘Psychological Research Methods and Analysis’ to 2nd year undergraduate students (PS2010), running weekly workshops and lab classes during term time.

 

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